The mist was down today. The tops in cloud. A stroll from the door among the lower fells was called for. This one takes in High Rigg. Then down to St Johns in the Vale Church – a beautiful tranquil spot. Down the hill to Sykes Farm, and across the fields over Naddle Beck to Low Nest Farm. Next up the footpath to Castlerigg and on to Walla Crag. From there there are stunning views over Derwent water. An easy ascent to Bleaberry Fell, and a high wind from the south…back to Brackenrigg for tea and cake in front of the fire. Around 3000ft in ascent and 9 miles.